Completed Films

A man from the Congo river

A Film by Jouko Aaltonen

- Coproducer -

Synopsis
"It seems that everyone's degree of civilization deteriorates here. Or else, they are very small-minded people, all they can talk about is whipping the Negroes and all that filth. It feels horrible when you see the poor men being beaten. It's almost like torturing animals. But they say you get used to it, the future will tell." Akseli Leppänen's diary, a Finnish skipper who served on the Congo river, tells us the story of a man during twenty years. But also, through him, a history of colonialism.

Product guide
Documentary
53 min
Color
Betacam Digital 16/9

Film Crew
Screenwriter : Jouko Aaltonen et Seppo Sivonen
Director : Jouko Aaltonen
Cinematographer - D.O.P. : Timo Peltonen
Sound : Marti Turunen
Editor : Samu Heikkl´┐Ż
Music : Tapani Rinne

Producers
Illume LTD & Cobra Films

Coproduction
YLE-TV2-( Finland)
RTBF ( Belgium)

With The Support
Finnish Film Foundation -AVEK ( Helsinki) -
Ministry from foreign affair of Finland
Development Policy Unit ( FL)

Press
Institut_Finlandais.pdf
Docpoint.pdf

Broadcasts
YLE-TV 2 - RTBF